Creative gathering under a name Priestor a … (Space and … ) is a continuation of out-of-studio artistic activities organized by Juraj Sapara’s studio of Sculpture and applied media. lt took place in the premises of lnternational Art Colony in Cered, Hungary. First gathering under the name Socha a … (Sculpture and … ) took place only with the presence of students of the studio. lts goal was an intentional research to show justification of perception of a sculpture as a medium capable of universal interpreting and a reaction to contemporary European multicultural art and social space in its broadest sense.
This year’s project concept was prepared tor the space of the art colony which merges an art laboratory, cultural institution, community environment and a community of professional artists, teachers and university students. One of the main intentions, apart from active art work, was acceleration and improvement in cooperation between the students and teachers of the Faculty of Fine Arts at Academy of Arts in Banská Bystrica and Faculty of Multimedia Communications at Tomas Bata University. The way ot professionalizing the studies by art confrontation in creative process. using strategies of sculpture medium, new media, intermedia and photography all the way to the concept. sound art or land art proved to be substantiated at all levels. lt is gratifying to see that the success of this gathering can be seen not only in the number of attending students (30). but also in the works presented at the end of the creative meeting at the video presentation, exhibitions in Uherské Hradiste and Banská Bystrica. or a catalogue issued as a summary to this gathering. All these give real basis tor further crossborder cooperation of both schools.
Juraj Sapara docent, sculptor
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